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Former NFL champion Benjamin Watson appeared on CNN for a discussion with Anderson Cooper regarding Damar Hamlin’s collapse during “Monday Night Football.”
Hamlin, who is 24 years old, had a heart attack and is still in the hospital.
Life can change in the blink of an eye. Damar’s injury has made us all wrestle with this truth. It has served as a reminder of own mortality. While we pray for him as he fights for his life we must ask ourselves where will we spend eternity? Thanks for this convo @andersoncooper pic.twitter.com/WrYQWNZ4hR
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) January 5, 2023
He was resuscitated twice after his heart stopped on the field and again at the hospital. Since then, he has “improved a lot in the last 24 hours.”
During the interview with Cooper, Watson said, “These times bring us face-to-face with our own mortality.”
“We all have a day to be born, and we all have a day to die.”
Watson continued, “On the flip side, with such a tragic event, there is a tremendous opportunity.”
“Part of my prayers right now, Anderson, are for the players in both of those locker rooms, for the chaplains I know very well, who are counseling and comforting players who saw a brother in a near-death experience and who is still fighting for his life.”
“Because the questions about what happens after this life, where will you spend eternity are coming up for all of us, not just for the football players.”
“But thank God that he provides an answer through his son, Jesus Christ.”
Twitter users show support for Watson and his Christian views.
Thank you, Jesus, for this opportunity and for providing Benjamin with the words! Protect those seeds and may they fall on hearts of fertile soil!
— Rich Shipe (@RichShipe) January 5, 2023
Wow! Thank you Ben. For being bold and up front. You’re absolutely correct eternity in Christ, is the better choice without a single doubt!
— ✭ naty ✭ (@cowboys_chic) January 5, 2023
While administering CPR to Damar Hamlin, you can see the Buffalo Bills circled around crying and praying for him. Please pray for Damar Hamlin. #NFL #hamlin pic.twitter.com/39ywpzKFGP
— BILLSMAFIA(12-3) (@NflNews05) January 3, 2023
Please don’t share the video of the Damar Hamlin play. Share this because we are all Praying for him and his family. pic.twitter.com/QnO7DpAo7u
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 3, 2023